Retired membership

Annual fee: £52 (or £48 by Direct Debit)

Eligibility criteria

For those with interests in the science of the brain and nervous system in a professional capacity, e.g. as a research scientist or clinician, who has now retired.  


Our core membership benefits for Retired members are listed below.

Alongside our core benefits, we also offer a range of special member incentives such as competitions, prize draws and discounts throughout the year - please look out for these notifications in the member eBulletin and via our social media channels.

  • Free or reduced registration rates for all BNA events
  • Printed copies of the BNA Bulletin (3 per year)
  • Monthly eBulletin with news, offers and events
  • Free online access to the European Journal of Neuroscience
  • Free membership of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) (see how to activate)
  • 50% discount on Royal Society of Biology membership for the first two years
  • 10% off joint membership with the International Neuroethics Society
  • Reduced registration fees for events and meetings run by partnering organisations 
  • Access to members-only information about travel grants, fellowships, grant-writing and other useful resources
  • Free advertising in the BNA Bulletin, e.bulletin and website 
  • Free online job listings
  • Opportunity to become a BNA Local Group Representative
  • Up to 50% off Royal Society of Biology Training events
  • 15% discount on all books from Wisepress
  • Reduced registration fees via FENS-sponsored abstract slots for the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting (read more)
  • Reduced APC charges for the BNA journal ‘Brain and Neuroscience Advances
  • Free training materials, webinars, virtual conferences other resources at Neuronline
  • Eligibility for Local Group funding (via your own Local Group Representative)
  • Continuously updated member-only offers e.g. discounts on journals and books

Be part of a respected national academic society that represents UK neuroscience nationally and internationally